Video of Proposed Costa Concordia Salvage

Last Friday we posted about a presentation made by the Titan-Micoperi consortium detailing their plans to salvage the Costa Concordia from the where she sank on January 13th off the island of Giglio, Italy.  The plan is to build an underwater platform onto which the ship can be rolled. Caissons, air tanks, secured to the sides of the hull would then be used to float the ship.   If successful, the salvage will be the largest re-floating of a sunken ship in history.

Salvage Operation to Bring the Capsized Costa Concordia to the Surface Begins

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4 Responses to Video of Proposed Costa Concordia Salvage

  1. The reporter makes it sound simple!

  2. BobK says:

    This should be fascinating to watch as they go about making this attempt. It will also be quite interesting to see how badly the hull was damaged once they get it into a drydock for scrapping.

  3. Jeff says:

    Any schedule on when this is planned to start?

  4. Rick Spilman says:

    The only timeline I have heard of is that the ship will be “stabilized” by August, so that it cannot slip into deeper water, and righted and afloat by February.